It’s a bat mobile! No, not the kind that Batman cruises around in. It’s a mobile – with bats. This easy-to-make Halloween craft for kids is super-simple and even teaches a lesson or two about science.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
· Black card stock paper
· A light-colored crayon
· A hole punch
· Two straws
Here’s What to Do:
1. Fold the card stock in half, book style.
2. Draw the bat. Have your child start at the center and draw half of a bat.
3. Cut the bat out – keeping the paper folded.
4. Unfold the paper. Like magic, your child has a symmetrical bat.
5. Punch a hole at the top of each bat.
6. Cut pieces of yarn in different lengths.
7. Tie one piece of yarn through the hole in each bat.
8. Cross two plastic straws, making a plus sign. Weave a piece of yarn around the center (where the two straws cross) and tie the ends.
9. Add another piece of yarn to the center of the straw plus sign. Leave the other end free to tie up the mobile.
10. Attach the bats to the ends of the straws.
11. Tie the loose end of the center string to a tree limb outside or a post indoors.
Physics Lessons for Kids
Play with weight and move the bats around. Untie a few of the paper flying creatures and move them all to one side. Investigate what happens when the balance changes on the mobile.
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